MORTALITY

In controlled clinical trials, death occurred in 0.8% (11/1,458) of patients treated with BENLYSTA IV and in 0.4% (3/675) of patients receiving placebo. Etiologies included infection, cardiovascular disease, and suicide.

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INDICATION FOR BENLYSTA

BENLYSTA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody-positive, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy.

Limitations of Use: The efficacy of BENLYSTA has not been evaluated in patients with severe active lupus nephritis or severe active central nervous system lupus. BENLYSTA has not been studied in combination with other biologics or intravenous cyclophosphamide. Use of BENLYSTA is not recommended in these situations.

How supplied: BENLYSTA (belimumab) for intravenous (IV) use is available as 120 mg in a 5-mL single-dose vial and 400 mg in a 20-mL single-dose vial. BENLYSTA (belimumab) for subcutaneous use (SC) is available as 200 mg in a 1-mL single-dose prefilled autoinjector and 200 mg in a 1-mL single-dose prefilled glass syringe.

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